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FDA Warns of Heart Risks From Stress-Test Drugs

Posted 22 Nov 2013 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2013 – Doctors are being warned that two drugs used in cardiac nuclear stress tests can cause heart attacks and death in patients, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. These rare but serious events have led the agency to approve changes to the labels of Lexiscan (regadenoson) and Adenoscan (adenosine) and to update recommendations for their use. Cardiac nuclear stress ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Lexiscan (regadenoson) and Adenoscan (adenosine): Drug Safety Communication - Rare but Serious Risk of Heart Attack and Death

Posted 20 Nov 2013 by Drugs.com

[Posted 11/20/2013] ISSUE: The FDA is warning health care professionals of the rare but serious risk of heart attack and death with use of the cardiac nuclear stress test agents Lexiscan (regadenoson) and Adenoscan (adenosine). FDA has approved changes to the drug labels to reflect these serious events and updated recommendations for use of these agents. At this time, data limitations prevent ...

Accidental Medication Poisonings in Kids on the Rise

Posted 16 Sep 2011 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 16 – Despite ongoing prevention efforts, a growing number of young children are being accidentally poisoned with medications, according to new research. The study, which was based on data reported to the American Association of Poison Control Centers between 2001 and 2008, found that medication poisoning among children aged 5 and under increased by 22 percent, although the number ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Needleless Pre-filled Glass Syringes: Stakeholder Advisory - Compatibility Problems with Needleless Intravenous Access Systems

Posted 7 May 2011 by Drugs.com

Reports Received on Adenosine and Amiodarone Products   [UPDATED 05/06/2011] FDA recommends that, to reduce the potential risks to patients, healthcare professionals and risk managers stock crash carts, ambulances, and emergency rooms with adenosine and amiodarone supplied in vials or pre-filled plastic syringes, if possible. The use of needleless pre-filled glass syringes in emergency situations ...

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